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Or, Tennessee Carney and the Quest for the Liquid Dulcolax

John I. Carney
6 min readMay 19, 2023

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A bottle of liquid Dulcolax next to a bag from McGee’s Prescription Shop in Shelbyville, Tennessee.

I lost my mother to cancer in 2010, and my involvement over several years, in her memory, with the American Cancer Society Relay For Life raised my awareness of the importance of colonoscopies.

When I got my first colonoscopy, in 2012, the procedure was recommended starting at age 50 unless…

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John I. Carney

Author of “Dislike: Faith and Dialogue in the Age of Social Media,” available at http://www.lakeneuron.com/dislike